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    Huge Month For California On The Jobs Front

    Friday, December 19, 2014

    New data out Friday show California had its best month on the job market in more than two years. The state’s 90,100 job gain in November is the strongest since October 2012 and the second-best dating back to 1990.

  • Dog Saves Man From Sacramento Home Fire

    Friday, December 19, 2014

    (AP) - Authorities are crediting a chocolate Labrador with saving the life of a Sacramento man after it alerted him to a fire inside a home that appeared not to have a smoke detector.

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    Obama: Sony Decision To Cancel Movie A `Mistake'

    Friday, December 19, 2014

    The president discussed issues ranging from normalization of relations with Cuba to Sony Pictures' decision to cancel release of the film 'The Interview' after a North Korean hack attack.

  • Jeff Chiu / AP

    CPUC Head Peevey Leaves A Mixed Legacy

    Thursday, December 18, 2014

    Michael Peevey is winning praise and criticism for his controversial tenure leading the California Public Utilities Commission. Peevey, who served as CPUC president for the last 12 years, led his final meeting Thursday.

Theatre Review: A Trio Of Holiday Shows
Thu, Dec 18, 2014

Three of Sacramento’s professional theater companies have rolled out their holiday shows, which combine a bit of the new with a healthy helping of the tried and true.


When A Marketplace Only Offers One Health Insurer
Thu, Dec 18, 2014

In 22 Northern California counties, some health insurance customers have only one choice of insurer in Covered California. We go to a rural community north of Quincy to find out what that's like.


$18 Million In State Grant Money Available For Flood-Prevention Projects
Thu, Dec 18, 2014

The State of California is asking for grant proposals for flood-prevention projects outside of the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta.


Sacramento Law Enforcement Agencies Consider Using Police Body Cams
Thu, Dec 18, 2014

Civilian deaths at the hands of police elsewhere in the United States this year have raised questions thousands of miles away from Ferguson, Missouri and New York.


Temporary Detour For State Highway 99 To U.S. Highway 50 Connector
Thu, Dec 18, 2014

The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) is advising motorists to expect a daytime connector closure on State Highway 99 to U.S. Highway 50 due to emergency construction work on Saturday, weather permitting.


Reno-Area Agency To End Unmetered Water Use
Thu, Dec 18, 2014

The agency that provides water in the Reno-area has taken the first step toward eliminating the last of it’s flat-rate customers.


Covered California Extends Enrollment Deadline, Urges More Sign-Ups
Wed, Dec 17, 2014

California’s health insurance exchange is extending the enrollment deadline for people who want their coverage to start on New Year’s Day … from this past Monday, to Sunday, December 21.


Obama: US Ending Outdated Approach To Cuba
Wed, Dec 17, 2014

(AP) - President Barack Obama says the U.S. will end its outdated approach to Cuba that has failed to advance U.S. interests.


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U.S. Women's Soccer Team Finishes Second In Brazilian Tournament

Brazil and the U.S. played to a 0-0 draw in the final of the International Tournament of Brasilia, giving Brazil the first-place finish overall. None of the games were televised in the U.S.


Man Who Killed Officers Told Passersby: 'Watch What I Am Going To Do'

Ismaaiyl Brinsley, who ambushed two NYPD patrolmen, spoke to people on the street just before the shooting took place, according to a police official.


Celebrating Hanukkah In A Palestinian City

American Jewish college student Amelia Wolf spent Hanukkah last year in Ramallah. As the holiday approached, she was lonely — until her Palestinian hosts got wind of how she was feeling.


The Whiteness Project: Facing Race In A Changing America

A filmmaker invited white residents of Buffalo, N.Y., to speak candidly about race. Karen Grigsby Bates finds the results are thought-provoking, often surprising and sometimes disturbing.


Kurdish Forces Push Offensive To Retake Sinjar From ISIS

Days after breaking the siege of Mount Sinjar and freeing trapped Yazidis there, peshmerga forces were pressing an offensive to retake the town itself from the Islamist militia.


GOP Sens. Rubio, Paul Square Off Over Cuba Policy Shift

Rubio, appearing on ABC's This Week, lashed out at Paul, who has expressed support for opening trade with the island nation after a decades-long embargo.


Tunisia, Cradle Of Arab Spring, In Historic Presidential Vote

The election pits interim President Moncef Marzouki against challenger Beji Caid Essebsi, who held a post in the ousted regime of Zine El Abidine Ben Ali.


Obama Calls North Korean Hack 'Cybervandalism'

On CNN's State of the Union, the president expanded on earlier remarks he made criticizing a decision by Sony Pictures to pull distribution of The Interview.


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Farmers and homeowners in the Central Valley have been running out of water. CapRadio found out just how much they're drilling through the drought. Take a look at our county-by-county breakdown.

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  • State Of Drought

    Reservoir levels are at historic lows, municipalities are ordering mandatory conservation and farmers are bracing for water shortages. CapRadio has coverage on how Californians are being impacted by the drought.

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    Capital Public Radio provides the latest information and updates on wildfires hitting the state.

  • California Budget 2014-2015

    Complete coverage of California's budgeting process for the year 2014-2015 -- from Gov. Jerry Brown's initial and revised proposals, to expert analysis and lawmaker reactions, to debate, revisions and eventual passage.

  • A Journey Back to Cuba

    Monday, February 3, 2014

    CapRadio took 65 listeners to Cuba through a U.S. sanctioned "people-to-people" tour. Pauline Bartolone hosted one of the trips, largely leaving her reporter’s hat at home. Here she shares her experiences, with a focus on health care.

  • New California Laws 2014

    On Jan.1, 2014, new laws take effect -- impacting labor, economy, the environment and other aspects of society. We've collected stories about new legislation; where it comes from and how it impacts Californians.

  • California's Delta: Inside and Out

    A 5-part series from environment reporter Amy Quinton examining the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta inside and out, from its habitat and residents to its crucial role as the state's major supplier of water.

  • Special Section: Health Care in Transition

    Open enrollment for health coverage under the Affordable Care Act runs Oct. 1, 2013 through Mar. 31, 2014. Learn more about the plans being offered in California and Nevada and follow the latest national, state and local health care stories here.

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